Subtext

subtextWe were there for the Subtext re-grand opening with photography, wine, and live music! Subtext book store and gallery has just moved to a new location near downtown on the corner of Kettner and Laurel. This little gem showcases urban contemporary, pop surrealist, and lowbrow artists from all around the globe. They also feature select design-based goods with a focus on illustration, art, graphic design, architecture, and photography. From hard-to-find books, to limited edition toys and art, Subtext continues to inspire and inform San Diego’s creative community.

frankThe gallery was  packed full to see “366 | 08,”  the featured collection by local photographer Frank Rogozienski. Frank began his “Picture a Day Project” in January 2008 and has featured a photo each day on his blog. This collection of photographs includes street corners, children, the barbershop and other tidbits of San Diego that go unnoticed everyday.

Later that evening The Traditionists performed in the alley/walkway behind the gallery and the music echoed off the buildings around us. They have a comforting and uplifting sound to their music… I loved it.  Check out their site to listen to some of their tracks and keep an eye out for the release of their new record in March.

This was an exciting move for Subtext to expand into this new location and they are dedicated to featuring up-and-coming artitsts and musicians year-round. Check out their schedule of events and I hope you see you there.

-Mel

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